Impactofdroughton Farmers

Due to the uncertainty of rains during the drought, farmers sometimes make several attempts at sowing of seeds leading to a drastic reduction in seed reserves, which in due course are neither sufficient for planting nor for consumption, tte farmer is then obliged to borrow by offering labour or perhaps portion of the future harvest as payment for the loan. In the event of a prolonged drought, farmers, either alone or with the entire family, may abandon their land in search of work and food in nearby cities. Fewer and weaker family members remain to till the land, affecting the area under cultivation, tte acreage planted to food crops is also affected by land quality.

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